Though rookie quarterback Sam Darnold missed the Jets' first full training camp practice on Friday because of his holdout, head coach Todd Bowles didn't sound overly concerned.
"Anytime you're not here you lose something," Bowles said. "It's been a day. Obviously, when he comes in we will get him caught up. Right now, we've got (89) other guys to worry about. ... He's not here, so we're coaching the other guys."
Bowles said Darnold's holdout is "part of the business" and said that without the No. 3 pick out of Southern California, the Jets will turn their attention to Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and the other quarterbacks on the roster.
"It is not a concern now because I can only coach the guys that are here," Bowles said. "As a coach, we're going to coach the guys that are here. When Sam gets here, we'll get him caught up. Until then, we go as planned."
McCown, who expressed his confidence in Darnold earlier in the offseason, said he has stayed in contact with Darnold but understands his perspective on the contract negotiations.
"When you develop a relationship over the spring like that and spend so much time together," McCown said, "you want to check on him. I understand, he is going through the business side of this sport and we understand that. I just wish him the best and can't wait to see him.
"Obviously we wish everyone was here all of the time, but as a player, you understand everyone has the business side of it that you have to take care of. We respect that and he and his crew will handle that the way they see fit, and we will keep working here."
Bridgewater, whom the Jets signed to a one-year deal in the offseason, said he saw Darnold the other day and is also looking forward to working with him as teammates.
"At the end of the day," Bridgewater said, "we are all family and you take the football game away, we're still brothers. So, we'll look forward to when he gets here."
In the meantime, he and McCown are getting in their reps against the Jets' defense, to which they are both looking forward.
"For Josh and I, it's great work for us," said Bridgewater, who said he feels healthy from a devastating knee injury that cost him nearly two full seasons. "We get to compete against our defense. We get to go out there and continue to expect those victories through each rep. Each rep is more and more important for us, especially being a quarterback. Just looking forward to it right now and taking advantage of it."